Monday, September 12, 2016


ASA W. HODGES, farmer, is the son of R. S. and Mary Ann Hodges, the former of whom, was born in Franklin County, Va., in 1807, and removed with his father, Asa Hodges, to Sumner County, Tenn., about 1814. He was the eldest of nine children, only two of whom are living: Asa M. Hodges, a citizen of Alabama, and Alfred J., residing in Texas. R. S. Hodges was a farmer, and married in Sumner County, Tenn., in 1829, to Mary Ann Murphy. They removed to Ohio County, Ky., in 1847, and were the parents of nine children, six of whom are living in Ohio County. The eldest of these is the subject of this sketch — Asa W. Hodges, born October 3, 1830, in Sumner County, Tenn., where he received the first part of his school training, completing the same after his removal to Kentucky, at the age of seventeen. He resided first one mile and a half east and northeast of Cromwell, and in February, 1874, removed to his present location near Beaver Dam on the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad. He has been twice married; first, to Martha Ann Flener, on December 23, 1858. This lady was the mother of three children, only one of whom is now living — James A., born October 31, 1859, and now residing in Butler County. Mrs. Hodges departed this life in February, 1863. March 10, 1865, Sarah T., daughter of Thomas J. and Sarah Blankenship, became his second wife. This union was blessed with seven children: Sally Mary, born March 3, 1868; John T., July 17, 1869; William E., September 22, 1871; Lutetia, May 5, 1874; Burchard, November 25, 1877; Peter Petre, July 1, 1879; Ira Wade, February 25, 1882. Mr. Hodges enlisted in Company B, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, August 22, 1862, and served three years. His principal engagements were Resaca, Lookout Mountain, Kenesaw, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, Bean Station and many other places. He was always with his regiment, and a brave soldier. At one time a ball struck a sapling, which protected his life. He was never sick and never in the hospital.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: Asa William Hodges died 17 Aug 1904 in Ohio County at the age of 74. He is buried in the Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery.

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